Our Mission:
to promote economic development through the restoration and conservation of Iowa's cultural and natural resources. We are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Our Mission:
to promote economic development through the restoration and conservation of Iowa's cultural and natural resources. We are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Our Mission:
to promote economic development through the restoration and conservation of Iowa's cultural and natural resources. We are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

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Our Core Values

Prairie Rivers of Iowa is a designated 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Our Mission Statement: to promote economic development through the restoration and conservation of Iowa’s cultural and natural resources.

Core Value Statement: We respect and elevate the integrity of the natural, historical and cultural resources in Iowa and advocate sustainability for present and future generations.

  • Advocate:  We support ecological and natural resource integrity by advancing sustainable stewardship practices.
  • Partner:  We engage and empower people and organizations with a diversity of skills and expertise to accomplish together more than we can do separately.
  • Educate: We foster the environment by learning, and educating Iowans to activate and engage in cultivating an environment of conservation.
  • Assessment: We support a consistency of actions and methods through ongoing assessment of our programs.
  • Transparency: approaching opportunities and challenges with unbiased, candid and open communication.

Contact Us

Street Address:
Prairie Rivers of Iowa
2335 230th Street
Suite 101
Ames, Iowa 50014

To view on Google Maps for directions: click here.

Phone: (515) 232-0048

Email for general inquiries: prrcd@prrcd.org
Email for media questions: social@prrcd.org

Donations

Prairie Rivers of Iowa is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit committed to strengthening Iowa’s communities and small businesses through the responsible stewardship of our natural and historical resources. Your donation will go a long way to helping us reach out to educate Iowans of all ages about our natural resources and support Iowa’s rich road history.

If Conservation means as much to you as it does to us, please consider investing in Prairie Rivers of Iowa. Your donation is 100% tax deductible.


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Donate later through the mail by downloading our PDF printable form, and sending us your tax-deductible gift.

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Job Openings

Thank you for your interest in the job opportunities at Prairie Rivers of Iowa. Please see below for our latest employment opportunities.


If you are interested in volunteering with a specific program please contact the Coordinator in charge. You can find their information on our Staff Page.


Prairie Rivers of Iowa Technology Assistant

Job Description

The Technology Assistant will work with the Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator by maintaining and troubleshooting hardware and software throughout the office. This position will help meet all office technological needs and assist with different departments to help develop and the Prairie Rivers of Iowa website. This position needs to be self-motivated, well organized, and able to create tasks while staying productive with little delegation from supervisor.

Major Duties

The following duties shall be performed by the Technology Assistant:

  • Management and oversight of the Prairie Rivers of Iowa website (WordPress):
    • Assist in uploading materials and content to website.
    • Assist in implementing website future projects for different departments.
    • Maintain backups for data and updates for the plugins.
  • Management and oversight of data backups throughout the office.
  • Management and oversight of the small business server (Lenovo ThinkServer).
  • Management and oversight of Google Apps for Nonprofits.
  • Assist in purchasing, setting up, and troubleshooting of software and hardware.
  • Maintain documentation of procedures and accounts information.
  • Create and manage tasks as seen fit by the Technology Assistant.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Watershed & Waterways Coordinator.

The Technology Assistant may be occasionally asked to attend work-related activities in the evenings or on weekends.

Supervision

This position will be supervised by the Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator and is located in the Prairie Rivers of Iowa office in Ames, Iowa.

Qualifications

  • Making progress towards or completion of a four-year degree from an accredited university or college in management information systems, computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, or other related fields.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows Operating Systems.
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud and related software.
  • Strong knowledge of HTML, CSS, and WordPress.
  • Understand concepts of safe backup procedures to ensure data security.
  • Self-motivated, well organized, and can work independently to create tasks to stay productive.
  • Great interpersonal communications skills and ability to work in teams or groups.
  • Creative with strong problem-solving abilities.

Time Commitment and Compensation

Assistantship is for 10-16 hours per week. This position is to extend through the 2018-2019 school year with a summer internship to follow. The schedule and responsibilities will be determined by supervisor.

Compensation will be $10.00/hour. You must have your own car for transportation.

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and references to mkellner@prrcd.org.

 


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

Prairie Rivers of Iowa does not discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or political beliefs in carrying out duties associate with the position.

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